Superhero logos are more than just a symbol, they’re remarkable branding identities that are bold, strong, bright, effective, captivating, and have the power to create a lasting impression on the minds of fans.
The superhero symbol is one of the hallmarks of good costume design. It tells a story and represents the true powers of a superhero.
Although most people think that the market of superhero crests has been conquered by DC comics, we’re here to present a case that suggests otherwise (nothing against the mighty Superman and Batman though, we still love them).
While Marvel superheroes are a bit more subtle as compared to the remarkable Bats and Supes, their identities are still proudly represented in the symbols that adorn their costumes.
Culturally, we see these symbols all over the market, on products specifically designed for Marvel fans, such as hoodies, backpacks, t-shirts, and even on wristwatches.
However, not all Marvel superhero symbols are equal, some are just way more bold, captivating and popular as compared to others.
Want to know which Marvel superhero symbols are the most iconic?
We’ve ranked the top 15 below. So, let’s dive into the world of marvelous Marvels without further ado!
No. 15 – MS. MARVEL
Just like many other female superhero characters, Ms. Marvel came into being as the female version of just another popular superhero (Captain Marvel).
Her famous lightening bolt design is already popular among a huge number of fans, and there are chances of it becoming one of the most recognizable symbols in the world of comics.
No. 14 – S.H.I.E.L.D
The S.H.I.E.L.D symbol wasn’t initially noticed by most until The Avenger hit theaters in 2012.
Although the symbol kept changing over the past years, there’s one iconic thing about it that has remained the same; the eagle in the center on the front.
Like any other superhero symbol, the logo of S.H.I.E.L.D sure stands out, narrating its own unique story to the readers and viewers.
No. 13 – IRON FIST
Iron Fist is definitely one of those superheroes whose personal identity and character is overshadowed by the iconic neatness and captivating design of the symbol he wears.
For Danny Rand, the dragon logo is more like his own new identity rather than just a superhero symbol. It won’t be long before Marvel fans are wearing this iconic dragon symbol on their very own t-shirts.
No.12 – BLACK WIDOW
Black Widow is sure an unusual name for a superhero, but, thankfully enough, she’s got a symbol that perfectly fits her character, and the uniqueness of it is its power.
The symbol started becoming popular in the recent years, and it’s about time that people realized it’s wise not to mess with a Black Widow.
No. 11 – GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY
Who even remembered the Guardians of the Galaxy before the unexpectedly hit debut film came to the theatres in 2014?
However, one can say that the oft-forgotten team has now become truly unforgettable, just like its iconic symbol featuring the unworldly star in the middle.
No. 10 – IRON MAN
The DC Comics fans have always made us jealous with their world of Batman and Superman. But now it’s our turn, because we’ve got the Iron Man. What’s cooler than that?
Although the symbol isn’t really big, it’s his arc reactor that lies in the middle of his chest, but honestly, it’s pretty awesome!
No. 9 – AVENGERS
Have you always thought of the Avengers symbol as nothing more than the letter ‘A’?
Well, to tell you the truth, it’s more than just that!
Firstly, the ‘A’ isn’t like any other common alphabetic character, and if we talk about the circle surrounding its design, with an arrow tip point in the center (we don’t even know what’s that for), the overall symbol looks quite neat even if not so much creative.
We’d say the ‘A’ symbol has well-earned it’s popularity in the pop-culture.
No. 8 – PHOENIX
Honestly, the Phoenix symbol may have been quite horrible if the Marvel designer hadn’t though of playing it simple.
Even though its nothing more than a plain, well, phoenix, the symbol is quite popular and widely loved among Marvel fans.
No. 7 – DAREDEVIL
We know this superhero, and we also know the number of costume changes that he has gone through.
However, the one that lasted and has filled the hearts of its fans with pride and love for the iconic character, is the one with the double-D symbol – simple yet bold!
No. 6 – DEADPOOL
Before you all get upset, let us say this:
Deadpool has a very cool symbol.
The characters are incredibly popular, and we see fans wearing the iconic Deadpool logo on their t-shirts everywhere. It sure deserves to be ranked no.6!
No. 5 – FANTASTIC FOUR
Boy! has Fantastic Four been here forever or not?
The characters have ruled the hearts of fans since 2005, and so has their simple yet quite iconic logo.
We know! It’s just the number 4, but doesn’t it tell us the amazing story of our favorite characters?
No. 4 – PUNISHER
Famous among the non-comic book fans, Punisher’s symbol sure is unforgettable, because, well, it’s a little spooky, and that’s what makes it so cool.
We’ve always seen those hollow skull eyes staring back at us from a car’s rear, army soldiers’ bags, and even from caps. There’s no doubt its insanely popular!
No. 3 – CAPTAIN AMERICA
Well, who doesn’t love him?
And the symbol? There’s really no need for words here!
Captain America is America’s top-favorite superhero, and that star in the middle of his shield is what makes him utterly iconic and unforgettable.
No. 2 – X-MEN
Let’s travel back to the time before Iron Man came into view, wasn’t it all about X-Men then?
Don’t remember their logo? Think of the ‘X’ symbol and you’d know what we’re talking about!
No. 1 – SPIDER MAN
Everyone’s all-time favorite!
It’s been years since Spider Man hit the cinemas, but fans still love him more than anyone else. The Spider symbol is definitely our winner when it comes to popular and, of course, iconic!
So, which Marvel superhero is your favorite?
Here’s some of our favorite Geek Gifts from the above characters/symbols:
Make family games night more interesting with this awesome Marvel Avengers Monopoly board game. Based on the hugely successful movie series, this Avengers Monopoly game is full of your favourite Avengers characters and villains. The monopoly properties are replaced with Avengers characters, so you are literally assembling your Avengers team. When you land on the Thanos square, you then have to engage in battle against the villain with your team. A great addition to Monopoly collectors, and Avengers fans.
Toughen up your collection with this incredible Marvel Black Widow figure. This collectors edition figure has stunning details that makes it look the spitting image of the movie character played by Scarlett Johansson. It has posable arms and legs, and interchangeable hands so you can mix up the poses to suit your mood. If you know someone who loves Black Widow, and is a serious collector - giving this as a gift will win you some brownie points.
Protect your superhero wheels. Show off just how much you love Captain America with these brilliant Marvel Captain America valve caps. The 4 caps are threaded, so they will onto your wheel valve nicely. Also available with Hulk, Punisher, Ironman or Spiderman designs, these would make a great gift for fans of Captain America.
Rest your superhero in a comfy bed. Let your dog dream of fighting crime in this super comfy Marvel Comics dog bed. This washable bed is made from polyester, so you can spot clean it really easily. The bed has a comfy raised edge, making it 'cuddle' your pet. The design features illustrations from the Marvel Comic book series. A great gift for geek pets.
Ceramic dog food jar for your furry friend. When your dog or cat is hungry, you need to feed them quick. Storing the food is important, so make sure you get your hands on this cool Marvel ceramic dog food jar. This Marvel Dog food jar is made from solid ceramic, with a firm-close lid - helping to keep your dog treats safe and fresh. The design features the Avengers logo, and artistic drawings of the main characters. Also available as a Spiderman jar. A great geek gift for pets.
We absolutely love this incredible Square Enix Marvel Universe Play Kai Black Panther. Standing at an impressive 11" tall, this fully posable model looks like Black Panther, but with the brilliant Variant Arts Play Kai styling. The model comes with various weapons and interchangeable hands, so you can repose him to suit your mood. This is for the serious Marvel Black Panther fan in your life!
Boss your cosplay with this full scale Marvel Captain America replica Shield. Captain America's shield is the perfect combination of attack and defence. Now you can own this iconic weapon from the famous superhero. The full scale shield is an awesome 24inches in diameter and has exceptional finishing and details. It would be an incredible addition to any Cosplay Marvel Fan.
Prove to everyone that Tony Stark has a heart. We're blown away by this incredible Marvel Avengers Ironman Arc Reactor Mk1. The light-up reactor includes 5 modes - have it in bright mode, heartbeat mode or slow breathing mode for general display. Or if you want to show it off, you can change the gradient and luminance! The reactor comes with a display box, and would look great in an office or geek cave. If you're a serious collector, or you need a gift for a marvel fan, this is a must-have!
Treat yourself to a glass of alcohol after saving the universe. Saving the universe is hard work, so after defeating bad guys you'll need a drink. Why not open your beer bottle with this Marvel Avengers Bottle opener? Or if you're more of a wine drinker, then save the bottle with the Marvel Avengers bottle stopper. This would be a great gift for Marvel fans.
Destroy the world with one of the most powerful weapons in the galaxy, from Marvel Avengers Endgame - the Power Gauntlet. Includes pulsating infinity stones and sound effects straight from the movie!
Very high quality bed set. Keep your little heroes nice and cozy with this Avengers bed set. This pillow and duvet set is super soft and great for all seasons. It will transform any bedroom, guest room, kids room, RV, or holiday home. Fun and colourful design featuring your child’s favourite Avengers including Captain America, Hulk, Iron Man, and Thor. All in one versatile bedding solution.
Protect Wakanda in style with this Marvel Black Panther Cap. Made from soft faux leather, this smooth snapback cap includes a moulded Black Panther logo. It has a snapback adjustable snap, so will fit most heads. This awesome cap would make a perfect gift for stylish Black Panther fans!
Make this 1:2 scale resin bust the conversation start in your household. Now how good would this look in you room?! This fantastic 10" tall Black Panther resin bust is a limited edition, with only 1000 pieces made. It's the real deal and comes with a certificate of Authenticity. It also has a nice numbered box, making it a great gift for Black Panther fans.. Here is a Marvel legend that deserves pride of place.
Show everyone you're the queen of Wakanda with this Black Panther bag. This pretty crossbody strapped bag is made from faux leather, and has a great costume design on the outside. The crossbody strap can be removed if you prefer carrying your weapons around. The bag is a good size, measuring around 14.5"W x 10.5"H. A nice gift for her.
This LED night light would be a great addition to your little ones bedroom. It can be used as a night light to keep your little ones feeling safe, or it can be used for reading stories of how you protected Wakanda. The light is soft so it does not hurt your eyes. There are 16 colours to choose from and each colour can be changed remotely or by touch. Can be powered by the usb cable provided or 3 AAA batteries (not provided). A great Black Panther gift.
This laundry / storage bin is a fun way to get your little ones to make sure they put their dirty cloths in the wash, or just use it to keep their room tidy. Collapsible and lightweight, it's perfect for storing just about anything. It would be a great gift for Marvel fans. Easy to clean using a damp cloth and will look great in the kids room.
What time is it? Time to save Wakanda! This great looking Marvel Black Panther wall clock is made from an old vinyl record. It has been meticulously crafted to depict the Black Panther character from the hit Marvel movies. The 12" record is one piece, with a clock in the middle. A great gift for Marvel fans that would look awesome in the kids bedroom or your office.
Protecting Wakanda is hard work. So make sure you start the day right with this awesome Marvel Black Panther Mug. This custom sculpted ceramic mug is shaped to look like the famous Black Panther character from the hit Marvel films. The heat-sensitive material changes when hot water is poured into it. An superb gift for Black Panther Fans.
This awesome cosplay mask is inspired by the hit Marvel film, Black Panther. It comes with movie inspired lights and flip up/down lenses. The attention to detail is very good, making it the perfect gift for a Marvel fan.
Check out this movie inspired Black Panther necklace and feel the power of the Black Panther. This officially licensed item is a real collectable piece, because it comes with a certificate of authenticity and a great display case. The necklace features premium metal claws. No Marvel collection would be complete without some Black Panther memorabilia!
Let your little super-heroes snuggle up in this beauty! Your mini Avengers will love this Marvel Captain America Baby blanket. This light blue blanket is incredibly soft and snug, keeping your kids warm and dry. It measures 30" x 30" - plenty of size to wrap the little ones up! Also available as Spiderman (UK link).
Cook up some sausages for the Avengers with these BBQ utensils. It's time to get the BBQ grill out and cook up a feast for your superhero friends with these great Marvel Captain America BBQ utensils. The set includes a large spatula, with Captain America's logo in the middle, a fork and some wide-tip tongs. You can also crack open a cold one with the bottle opener on the handle-end of the spatula and fork! A great gift for geek dads!
Pack a powerful punch with these authentic Captain America Boxing Gloves. These professional gloves also come in other variations such as Blank Panther and Ironman.
Protect your kitchen surfaces with this Captain America shield chopping board. Captain America's shield is well known for being almost indestructible, so it makes sense to use it as your cutting board in the kitchen. The shield has a tempered glass surface, making it hygienic, easy to clean and durable. Because it's made of glass, it can withstand temperatures up to 350°F!
Marvel at your popcorn making skills. When Captain America isn't saving the universe, he's making popcorn. This awesome popcorn making machine can make up to 6 cups of popcorn (plenty for your little superhero!). It has a heating plate that is non-stick, and a lid that doubles as a serving bowl! If you're not a fan of Captain America, it also comes in Batman, Superman and Wonder Woman designs also.
Slice through your pizza with Captain America's weapon of choice! This awesome pizza cutter has a cutting disc designed to look like Captain America's shield. The cutter is super sharp, making pizza cutting feel like you're using Captain America's actual weapon. The cutter is dishwasher safe and is a officially licensed product.
Bring some superhero comfort to your office with this Captain America rug. Nothing beats the feeling of soft carpet under your feet after a hard day fighting evil and saving the universe. That's why we love this Marvel Captain America rug, designed to look like his shield. Available in different sizes, depending on your preference, this high quality, deep pile rug would make a great finishing touch to your geek office or bedroom.
Complete your geek lounge with this Captain America Shield throw blanket. All the bright bold colours of the American Heroes weapon of choice are captured by a unique weaving process, topped off with a decorative fringed border. Great for staying warm indoors, using on a picnic or even hanging it on your wall as an impressive showpiece.
Dress up your little superhero. We love how cute this little Marvel Captain Marvel dress is! Featuring the design of Captain Marvels famous outfit, but restyled to look like a cute dress. This dress is available for 0-18 months, or 2T+. If you're looking for a Captain Marvel Dress, look no further than this!
Apply make-up like Brie Larson with these Captain Marvel Make-Up Brushes. If you're a superhero in disguise, give a gentle nod to your super powers with these awesome Captain Marvel Make-up Brushes. There are 12 in the pack, in different shapes and sizes - including a face brushe, eye brush, lip brush and foundation brush. The soft brush tips help for a smooth application of your make-up. These would be a fantastic gift for her, especially if she is a marvel fan.
Get Deadpool to charge your phone or gaming controller. This awesome Marvel Deadpool cableguy not only holds your phone, but it includes a 2 meter wire to charge your device also! It holds most smartphone sizes or your Xbox/Playstation gaming controller. A great gift for the gaming Deadpool fan in your life.
Show off your love of Marvel with these Deadpool cufflinks. These cool stainless steel Marvel Deadpool cufflinks are a perfect gift for the man in your life, as they'll look awesome with any suit. They're a great, but subtle, way to show off your love for all things Marvel, and your secret desire to swear a lot.
Feeling lazy? Then you need this Deadpool Bathrobe! Nothing compares to a dressing gown does it? Cant be bothered to get dressed? You put your dressing gown on. Bin needs to go out? You put your dressing gown on... Not feeling well? You put your dressing gown on! Now you can do it as Deadpool. This soft and fluffy dressing gown will make you want to curl up and watch TV all day. Comes with a nice hood to hide in.
Bend space and time with this awesome Dr Strange Figure. This impressive ArtFX+ statue, from the incredible Kotobukiya Japanese company, stands 8" tall. It has interchangeable hand parts so you can recreate the famous fight scenes from the movies. This awesome statue would look great in any Marvel Fans office or show-room. A perfect gift for your loved one or yourself!
Amaze your office with this awesome floating IronMan figure. Marvel's iconic action hero is meticulously crafted in every detail, with LED lighting in the chest reactor, feet and eyes. Comes complete with a glowing levitation base and protective sheet.
Bring organic life to your plants with this Groot plant pot. Guardians of the Galaxy fans, check this out!If you've got green fingers, and you love Groot, then this is a must-have. This great Groot pot can be used to grow flowers / plants. But if you're not into that sort of thing, don't worry - he doubles up as a pen holder, or just a cute ornament. If you're into Bonsai trees this will make a great holder for those fantastic plants also. He is so cute !
Hulk SMASH gloves are an essential. End of. These awesome soft plush Marvel Avengers Hulk Smash gloves are made from soft cotton material, and will fit more teen hands. For smaller kids, a string handle is included inside to allow them to keep hold! They're super soft, making them great for all ages and perfect safe for the little cosplayer in your life.
Save the world quickly with these Hot Wheels Avengers Assemble cars. Re-create epic battles from the amazing movie series, but with a twist. These cool Hot Wheel cars are designed to look like the original Avengers: Assemble characters: The Hulk, Captain America, Ironman and more! Your kids will want to collect them all.
Give your dog the ultimate satisfaction as the evil villain we know it is. This is fun design marvel comics Iron man rope knot plush toy for dogs is made of soft fabric and rope to bring you a chew toy that's fun for all dogs.
Share a beer with Tony Stark. This high-quality beer glass has a printed image of Ironman on the front. It's made of high quality glass and the label is made of copper. If Ironman isn't your thing, then there are plenty of other designs available. Perhaps you would have Darth Vader on yours? ....Luke ? ...nah
A true collectable - The price is not for the faint-hearted though! We are absolutely blown away by this incredible Marvel Infinity War Infinity Gauntlet collectable. This epic piece is not intended to be worn, just looked at... and you wouldn't want to touch at this price point! If you're a serious, hardcore collector - this is one item that must go into your collection!
Your favourite web-slinger just hit Japan! Check out this amazing Onmitsu Black Spderman figure, elegantly recreated in Japanese style. Get your spidey senses tingling as this figure has interchangeable hands and a web hook!
Transform your bedroom into a Spider's web. This Marvel Spiderman light comes with a crack sticker that sits behind the light, making it look as though Spiderman is pushing his way through the wall like Chucky. The light is cordless, powered by 3 AA batteries, so you don't need an electrician to fit it to any walls. A great gift for Spiderman fans, especially younger ones!
Protect your Apple Airpods from danger. Airpods are small, and easy to lose - so protect them with these great Marvel Spiderman Apple Airpod Silicone cases. You can choose to have the red Spiderman design, or the black Spiderman Venom design. The cases are made of silicone, and have a ring on the back to allow for keychain attachment.
Check out this great seating area for your little superheros. Ideal for homschooling, arts and craft work or meals. Comes with really neat little storage box that fits under the seat. It also has a removable cup holder. Has a scratch resistant surface and nice colourful graphics. The little 'uns are gonna love it! Other designs are available if they're not a fan of Spiderman.
Be the envy of the entire gym with this Spiderman compression fitness top. If you like to pump iron whilst looking like a superhero, then this product is a must-have! The breathable, soft fabric will make sure you stay dry during your intense workouts - whilst also looking frickin' awesome. And if you're as muscly as Peter Parker then the tight-fit, compression top will look great whilst you work on your cardio. A must-have for any Spiderman fans out there.
Light up the dark corners of your room with this Spiderman lamp. The dark corners are where the bad guys wait, so make sure you discover them with this incredibly detailed 3D Spiderman lamp. This impressive lamp is 13.5" tall, and has immense attention to detail. Get your spidey senses tingling with this one-of-a-kind desk lamp, A superb gift for Spiderman fans!
Motivate your kids to stay active with this Spiderman Garmin Fitness Tracker. From the well-know brand of Garmin, comes this superb Spiderman fitness tracker. The water-proof wrist tracker links seamlessly to a mobile app, and gives parents the opportunity to track their kids activity from their mobile device. Parents can also access chore management and rewards. A great gift for the little spiderman in your life.
Thrash your e-sports opponents in Spiderman style. This awesome Marvel Spiderman themed gaming office chair has everything you need to work hard and play hard. The ergonomic design supports your back and neck perfect - no dodgy backaches after hours of gaming! The chair is durable and flexible, despite not being made from actual spiders web. An ideal gift for any Marvel Spiderman fan who spends most of their day sitting on their spider-butt.
Get your spidey sense tingling. Warm up your crime fighting feet with these Marvel Spiderman socks. They come in various sizes and styles to fit all types of feet. From cosy knee length socks, to ankle socks, this list has it all! Everyone loves a pair of socks as a gift, right?
Season your food like a superhero. Shaped to look like Captain America (from the comics) and Ironman, these great ceramic salt and pepper shakes will look awesome on your kitchen table. There is a removable bung in the base, to allow for a quick refill. Captain America is the salt, and Ironman is the pepper ... obviously.
Relieve those chapped lips with Ironman himself. This Lip Smacker lip balm comes in 2 shapes: Ironman and Black Panther. As a superhero, you can obviously multi-task... Save the universe and keep your lips moisturised at the same time!
The classic, conditioning lip balm formula that is well known by Lip Smacker will soothe sore lips, keeping them hydrated and protected. A great gift for the marvel fan in your life.